World class air management solutions for world class learning environments.

A world class educational sector demands world class thermal comfort and it is proven that air temperature and quality have an impact on productivity and wellbeing. Investment in educational facilities and their HVAC systems is lop-sided and not always guaranteed so it is important that equipment is well maintained and sensibly specified. The many different types of learning environment demand a tailored approach and it is important that systems are quiet and reliable.



Downtime or ill-performing HVAC equipment can effect productivity or stop it altogether. It is important that equipment like air handling units are built to last, easy to maintain and upgradeable when new technology and budgets allow.


Air Quality

Air pollution is at illegal and unsafe levels in 169 local authorities across the UK and young people are particularly vulnerable to conditions such as asthma. Control of temperature and humidity, as well as effective filtration, can help education facilities be healthier places to learn.


As with many industries, electricity costs form a large part of a school or university’s running costs and HVAC systems are a large contributor. It is important that operating costs are taken into account as well as up front costs and energy efficient technologies deployed wherever possible.

Barkell has the answer…

Barkell have extensive references in the education sector, from Primary Schools through to world class redbrick Universities. We know that clean, temperature-controlled air is key to productive and healthy learning environments and we offer a full range of UK-manufactured air handling units that can be bespoke designed for any space and air flow requirement. From classrooms to lecture halls we will work with you from initial concept through to installation, maintenance and renewal and can propose energy efficiency best practises that will help keep running costs at a minimum.

For existing sites we offer energy audits, that will tell you how your air handling unit is performing. We will propose Ecodesign-compliant upgrades that will reduce your running costs and will fully cost this out in order to demonstrate expected payback periods, taking the pain out of budget requests.

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Barkell is part of the Airedale group of companies. As combined HVAC specialists, we offer air handling units & HVAC systems that optimise the performance of your facility



Our AHUs serve a range of customers, construction companies and HVAC consultants across healthcare, education, data centre, retail and commercial environments